Social Events

Photo of Jon Freer LBRUT addressing Forum meeting

Jon Freer, Richmond Council Assistant Director, addresses a Richmond Society Forum meeting

Photo of children at Richmond Society Summer Party

Richmond Society Summer Party

photo of children making mince pies

Making Mince Pies

Lots of the activity of Richmond Society offers members and guests fun and entertainment. Our programme of talks focuses on local activities and people. A typical event sees around 80 people turn up to have a cup of coffee/glass of wine, chat, and listen to a talk. Recently we have heard from the local resident and broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald, Orange Tree Theatre Director Sam Walters, Simon Singh, and others.

Two of our most popular events are the summer party (held in the grounds of Trumpeters’ House on the edge of the Thames) and our Christmas Party.

Recently we have been running family oriented events including picnics and pond dipping in Richmond Park, Tudor mince pie making at Christmas with wine for parents, and sewing Tudor costumes for members’ children to do Tudor dancing at the Summer Party. 2013 was our first year experimenting with a children’s and young people’s photographic competition/festival.

Photo of Petersham Meadows 2014 walk

Richmond Society Walks 2014: Petersham Meadows

Our summer guided walks programme is ever popular with one to two hour evening guided walks concentrating on different parts of Richmond eg Georgian, Art Deco, Richmond Park etc. Extra good news is that many of us finish up in a local pub after to make/renew friendships and chat about what we have seen.

Quite a few members volunteer to help with tasks small and large from helping out serving tea/coffee/wine through to serving on a committee such as the Planning Committee which scrutinises Planning Applications, or the Richmond Heathrow Campaign.

So do come and join us!